A whopping six Notre Dame football players were arrested over the weekend and coach Brian Kelly has decided to dismiss one of them from the team. According ot the Chicago Tribune, five players – safety Max Redfield, linebacker Te’Von Coney, wide receiver Kevin Stepherson, running back Dexter Williams and cornerback Ashton White – were arrested after a traffic stop, when police found marijuana and a handgun in the car. All five players face misdemeanor possession of marijuana charges while Redfield, Stepherson and Williams face an additional misdemeanor charge of possession of a handgun without a license.
The sixth player, cornerback Devin Butler, had a physical confrontation with police outside a South Bend bar that ended with Butler being subdued with a stungun. Via FOX News/AP:
South Bend police spokesman Lt. Joe Galea said that after officers broke up a fight inside the bar they saw two women fighting outside when Butler allegedly shoved one of the women. Butler was agitated and when officers told him to back away he allegedly pushed the officers and then attacked one of them.
The affidavit says Butler tackled an officer to the ground, punched him several times in the side and stomach and pulled off his duty belt.
“He shouted profanities at the officers and started swinging his fist,” Galea said of Butler.
Now for the punishments according to the Notre Dame website. Redfield, who was expected to start this season, has been dismissed from the team. Butler has been given an “indefinite suspension,” while Stepherson and Williams, who appear to be facing the same exact charges, will remain with the team and be “subject to disciplinary measures internal to the football program.” The same for the other two players who were in the car.